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[Nishiki Market]

The "kitchen of Kyoto", offering locally-produced food for 400 years

This market started business as a fishmonger about 400 years ago, when the Edo shogunate government granted it the title of Fish Wholesaler. Nishikikoji-dori is one block north of Shijo-dori, and along a stretch with Teramachi-dori as its east end and Takakura-dori at its west end, the street itself and side alleys leading from it are lined with more than 126 food stores with a combined frontage of approximately 390 meters. Nishiki Market is full of choice ingredients in season such as fresh and dried fish, Kyo-yasai (traditional Kyoto vegetables), Kyo-tsukemono (traditional Kyoto pickles) and yuba (bean-curd skins), and is always crowded with local people and visitors from further afield.
Address 609 Nishidaimonji-cho, Tominokoji-dori Shijo-dori-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-211-3882 (Kyoto Nishiki Market Promotion Association) (Japanese only)
Access Take the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 3 minutes, alight at "Shijo Station" and walk for approx. 3 minutes.
URL http://www.kyoto-nishiki.or.jp/

updated on Apr 9, 2015

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